New Old Stock French antique perfume buttons now adorn sterling plated rings.
These buttons have a velvet back with a brass overlay. Victorian perfumes were oil based, burning skin and staining clothes, so drops of perfume were placed on buttons allowing the velvet to absorb the scent. It wasn’t uncommon to have over 100 buttons on one outfit! Now the Victorians did not bathe regularly nor wear deodorant so the buttons weren’t all functional, some were sewn in patterns on sleeves and on dress backs to help with odor. New old stock are items produced but never used. These buttons were still attached to their original sales card.
*always remove antique button rings before washing hands.
yes, these beauties may be used as diffuser rings for your essential oils!